Certain Plants Can Help Repel Mosquitos While Offering a Delightful Outdoor Aesthetic

Author: Mosquito Squad of Greenville

Homeowners are spending more time in their backyards than ever before. Although outdoor living has been popular in recent years, it was even more so in 2020. As people were encouraged to stay home as much as possible during the pandemic, comfortable and functional outdoor spaces have become a priority.

In Greenville, mosquitos are a huge nuisance when spending time outdoors -- they’re everywhere! Not only are they an annoyance, but they can also carry mosquito-borne illnesses, including West Nile Virus, Zika, and EEE, that can make you very, very sick.

If you’ve invested in a deck, porch, or patio, you want to enjoy your time outdoors with your family and not be overrun by mosquitos. What can you do to make everyone more comfortable outdoors and put their mind at ease?

Plants Known to Repel Mosquitos

marigold plant

If your goal is to help repel mosquitos in your outdoor space, certain plants may help. While these plants won’t eliminate your mosquito problem, they may give you a little relief while increasing your outdoor aesthetic.

Lavender

This pretty purple plant is fragrant and can help repel mosquitos, flies, fleas, and moths. It also can be used to calm humans!

Thyme

Often stocked as a kitchen staple, a living thyme plant may help deter mosquitos from invading your space.

Mint

Mint has been used as a mosquito repellent for years and can also be used when cooking.

Rosemary

Rosemary is a member of the mint family that is well known for repelling mosquitos.

Marigolds

Mosquitos don’t like the scent of marigolds and tend to stay away from this colorful flowering plant.

Get Serious About Greenville Mosquito Control

While some flowers and plants may contribute to a beautiful outdoor aesthetic and help repel mosquitos to a small degree, they won’t to help you decrease the number of the mosquitos in your yard. If you’re ready to get serious about Greenville mosquito control, Mosquito Squad of Greenville can help.

The Squad’s Mosquito Control Barrier Protection can eliminate 85 to 90% of mosquitoes in your yard on contact and continues to work for 21 days. If you’d like to keep your family from itching this season and reduce the chance of contracting a mosquito-borne illness, call Mosquito Squad of Greenville - (864) 362-2013. We’re America’s original and guaranteed mosquito control since 2005!